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Old March 21, 2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Reply to specific poster on thread

When I create a thread and then several posters reply to my post sometimes I have a question for a specific repondent. From what I can tell, replies are created at the thread level. It would be nice if each respondent to a thread had a reply button so you could reply to a specific repondent instead of replying to the entire thread.
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Old March 21, 2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Are you talking about responding in private? The private message feature is available.

If not, then all you need to do is quote their text and type your statement below that. It's best to include the handle in the quote. Refer to the sticky posts in this forum...
If it were up to me, the word "got" would be deleted from the English language.

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Old March 21, 2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by GregInAtl
. . . .I have a question for a specific repondent . . . .
If you want to reply to a specific poster in a thread, this is how you quote them. Some sites have a quote button, but TFL does not. Type in: [_quote=Poster's Name]copy and paste desired text here[_/quote]. Leave out the underlines. That will create a quote box, like I did with your text.

Does that answer your question?
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Old March 22, 2011, 08:42 AM   #4
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Spats has it correct

Yes being able to quote a specific repsonder to one of my posts is what I was looking for. My suggestion was to, basically, add a quote button...thx
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Old March 22, 2011, 08:51 AM   #5
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I use a far simpler method.

I copy the text that I either want to quote or reference, and paste it into my message between quote marks.

For example:

"My suggestion was to, basically, add a quote button..."

My response:

Thanks for the suggestion, but it's not going to happen. We had a quote button once, and it was sorely abused. People would quote entire messages, some quite huge, just to add a few words of comment.

It was hideously annoying.

By removing the quote button, we stopped the quotards dead in their tracks.
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